Introducing BUBBLES by Fiddlehead...all seven hundred and twenty eight of them!
Bubbles 2013 Blanc de noir - 750ml
[2013 '728 Bubbles' Notes] Coming soon!
Available March 15, 2019
2010 Bubbles Blanc de noir. Traditionally made by fermentation in the bottle. Exquisite bubble structure. The 2009 vintage was our first Sparking Wine* release…but not our first. We got this crazy idea in 2008 that Fiddlestix pinot noir would make a great Sparkling Wine (blanc de noir...or white wine from red grapes). So we started our experimental program and made a walloping 18 cases of 2008. We pick early… around 18 Brix, ferment in the bottle in the traditional way (méthode champenoise), and allow the wine to age en tirage (on the yeast) for two years. We fell in love with the 2008, but made the mistake of pushing the corks too far into the bottle. As a result, cork extraction could happen only through breakage, with a cork screw (with caution) or with a saber (with extra caution!). Hence the 2008 vintage is exclusively reserved for our Fiddlehead winery parties.
But in 2009 and 2010 we repeated the same great wine and got the cork right this time! 100% Fiddlestix pinot, fermented in the bottle, and aged two years on the yeast prior to disgorging. And I am sure there are at least seven hundred and twenty eight bubbles to enjoy, mimicking its place of origin at Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, on Santa Road, at mile marker 7.28.
* For the Bubbles novice, the term “Champagne” is reserved for Sparkling Wines made exclusively in the French district of Champagne.